During our library administrative retreat in June, we did a brainstorming exercise to come up with ideas for achieving our new vision statement:
• To be Loyola’s gateway to the world of information and scholarship.
More than 150 ideas were generated including a number of very innovative suggestions. The Leadership Team wishes to use those ideas as part of our planning process for the coming academic year, 2008-09. In late August, we will be sending to you a survey with an abridged list of the 150+ ideas and ask your feedback on which you think are the most important. The LLT plans to analyze and present the results at an all-staff meeting in early October when the 4th floor of the IC is again available. The survey will also give you the opportunity to add your own ideas to the original list.
On July 28 and 29, Associate Dean Barnhart and I will be attending the President’s Leadership Retreat which will focus on the next Loyola 5-year Strategic Plan. I am hoping that we will receive direction at that time for our departmental planning process.